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Title:
Harrison's Description of England in Shakspere's youth : being the second and third books of his Description of Britaine and England
Author:
Harrison, William, 1534-1593.
Uniform Title:
Description of Britaine and England. Books 2-3
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
The colored (folded) plate is Publication ser. VI, no. 9 (Old London bridge, as Shakespeare saw it about 1600 A.D. ... the earliest genuine full view, from a unique drawing in Pepys's collection in Magdalen College, Cambridge, traced & photo-chromo-lithograft ... 1881, by W. Griggs ...).

A fourth part (The supplement, #2) planned by the society, was published in 1908 in The Shakespeare library.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. The second book, with extracts from the autograph ms. of Harrison's Chronologie, and from foreign writers on England; also with Norden's map of London, 1593, and notes on it by Henry B. Wheatley -- pt. 2. The third book, with a view of the north of Cheapside in 1638 A.D., extracts from Stow, Howes, Busino, and De La Serre on London, 1598-1638; plans of Cambridge, and Canterbury, 1588 A.D.; and a map of Shakspere's routes to London; also with plans of Paris Garden, 1627, and the Bankside, Southwark, and an account of these places and the Globe and other theatres there / by W. Rendle -- pt. 3. The supplement #1: Four chapters of Harrison's first book, and extracts from Churchyard, 1593, 1594, and John Norden, 1608; with a chromo-foto-lithograf of the only genuine earliest full view of 'Old London bridge' as Shakspere saw it; a large view of 'The beauty of London, ' and Edw. VI's procession from the tower to Westminster in 1547; views of West Chepe in 1585, and the preaching at Paul's Cross in 1620; and an appendix by W. Niven, esq., on 'English houses in Shakspere's time, ' with 4 etchings.
Format :
Book

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